Salim is a Partner, within our Product, Project and Technology team, enabling businesses to successfully execute their digital strategy and achieve their business performance objectives.
A highly experienced and versatile interim CIO/ CTO/ Chief Architect who has 20 years of experience delivering successful greenfield, digital and technology-enabled business transformation for clients.
His experience spans multiple industries, working with SME, blue chip and digital companies across the UK, Europe, MENA (incl. UAE) and APAC.
Salim actively supports c-suite executives to streamline their operations and business via cost-reduction, staff augmentation and lean management solutions. This often includes delivering new target operating models and future state designs, supported by business process re-engineering and organisational change underpinned by strengthened governance (using frameworks such as ISO 27001 and COBIT).
What sets Salim apart is his “people first” philosophy. As a trainer, coach and mentor he helps individuals and teams to maximise their potential.
Salim is an Oxford alumni and IoT Council member. He is an active blogger and author evangelising topics such as leadership, digital disruption and emerging trends such as IoT, AI and Machine Learning.
In summary, Salim’s core focus areas include:
Digital and technology-enabled transformation.
Technology, HR & finance outsourcing.
Business and enterprise architecture.
Key achievements include:
Chief Architect for HSBC Turkey on a circa £100m programme that will completely change Core Banking operations country-wide in Turkey involving approx. 500 staff and impacting 3000 employees.
CIO for a UK-based Fintech delivering a digital solutions for Asset / Wealth / Fund Managers at clients such as Columbia Threadneedle, Standard Life and Old Mutual Wealth.
Associate Partner and UK Practice Head for Architecture at a global consultancy delivering solutions to blue-chip clients across UK, EMEA, Nordics.
Head of Strategy & Architecture at Virgin Atlantic.
Salim was very effective in delivering huge business value. He quickly built strong relationships and a deep understanding of business requirement, then built and led a multi-talented team to develop an enterprise architecture that is still producing dividends.